The Virginia state National Guard will be deployed to the United States Capitol building following a riot incited by Trump supporters seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
The group of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon shortly before 1 p.m. ET. Rioters were able to push past police and barricades around the perimeter of the Capitol, and some guards were photographed with guns drawn inside the Senate chambers.
President-elect Joe Biden called the events “an assault on a citadel of liberty, an assault on the people’s representatives and the Capitol Hill police sworn to protect them, and an assault on the rule of law like few times we’ve ever seen.”
Photographs and video from reporters and bystanders on the ground and inside the Capitol show rioters overtaking the Senate Chambers, including breaking into senators’ offices and vandalizing property.
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